Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
The NHS was already high up the list of election issues – but the data released today has shown just how big a point of contention this will be as the election campaign runs on.
While Mr Corbyn was in Scotland, his party was promising a significant increase in NHS funding if it wins the election.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has branded it a ‘shameful practice’.
The Health Service looks like being at the forefront of this election. But is it an issue the Tories could ever win on?
The Lib Dems and SNP offer Johnson December 9th election
At least 48 people have now been killed in Iraq since the protests resumed this week.
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die from dementia than the general population.
People with dementia being rushed to hospital with dehydration and other avoidable emergencies, a ‘perfect storm’ in mental health services.
One of the most powerful storms in six decades to hit Japan is leaving a trail of devastation in its path.
Germany’s Interior Minister has described a fatal shooting in the city of Halle as an anti semitic attack and suspect a far right motive – after two people were shot dead.
A powerful drug presribed for acne is being linked to at least 14 deaths this year – mainly from suicide.
The Government has moved today to stop the export of some drugs, including those for Hormone Replacement Therapy, to deal with shortages. They have also agreed a new protocol for the antidepressant Prozac because the 30 and 40mg capsules are out of stock.
With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit still very much on the table, the minister in charge of planning for one, Michael Gove, has been insisting that “many businesses” are “well prepared”.
NHS Confederation calls for “mini deal” with EU to avoid shortages of key drugs
Seventeen people a day are dying in pain even with palliative care. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report from the campaign group Dignity in Dying.